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2022 Assembly

 

Safeguarding Work Conditions for Vulnerable Workers

 

Three years on from the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh on the 24th of April, 2013, which took the lives of over 1,100 garment workers and highlighted the need to promote decent work in global supply chains, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has compiled a photo report of their response to the Rana Plaza tragedy.
In remembering all those who lost their lives in the tragedy, RENATE takes a look at what progress has been made through joint partnerships between the European Union and the International Labour Organisation, to promote decent work practices in European countries engaged in global supply chains.
For more, please see the following: Safeguarding Work Conditions for Vulnerable Workers
 
Prepared by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications Person

Identification & Support of Victims of Trafficking for Labour Exploitation

 

Jana Urbanová, a member of RENATE, working for the STOP Human Trafficking project at Caritas Slovakia attended the above workshop which took place in London, from the 20th to 21st of April, 2016. The workshop was part of a project being run by the following NGOs:
FLEX – Focus on Labour Exploitation from Great Britain,
FairWork from the Netherlands,
ADPARE from Romania.
The aim of the joint project is to develop a common strategic plan in relation to victims, trafficked for forced labour, through proactive identification and support. It is intended that the plan would be applicable throughout all the member states of the European Union.
The research commenced in 2014, having identified gaps in the existing processes of identification. With the help of many countries participating in the first European workshop and based on the research results, strategies were developed which would help improve the process of identification and support people who are trafficked for labour exploitation.
The pilot strategies for identification have been tested in the three partner countries (Great Britain, the Netherlands and Romania), over a period of six months, which lead to this second joint workshop in London, in April 2016.  Representatives from Austria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and the United Kingdom attended, representing non-profit organisations, trade unions, lawyers and social workers. It is intended that the outcome of this initiative and the application of strategies will be presented in September 2016.
More about the project: https://ec.europa.eu/anti-trafficking/eu-projects-and-funding/proactive-identification-and-support-victims-trafficking-labour-exploitation_en
 
Mgr. Jana Urbanová, Prevention Campaigns Coordinator at Caritas Slovakia
www.obchodsludmi.sk
www.charita.sk
 
Adapted by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications Person